Most of us are on a dating app or know someone who is.
With a range of apps now available, from Tinder to Bumble, there’s plenty of sites to choose from.
And most of them follow the same rules. You have a bio and you swipe left or right on other people depending on if you like or dislike them.
If you strike gold a conversation and date follow but there are many instances where people can never cross the first hurdle.
Wondering what they could be?
Here are the top 10 common mistakes people make on dating apps:
Boring photos: While people may moan about hordes of cliché photos of people posing with tigers, it doesn’t hurt to have at least one photo which is a bit different.
It’s good to show you have some interests and hobbies, other than drinking and going to the gym, and it gives someone something to ask about.
Just writing your height: Height is apparently a big deal. It can often be a deal-breaker for girls, with many keen to know how their fella measures up before going on a date.
No full body photo: One of the biggest mistakes people make on dating apps is by not providing a full-length photo. It may sound shallow, but people wonder what the other person is hiding if there’s no full length shot.
Pictures with other people: It’s inevitable that you will have pictures with friends but avoid uploading too many of you and your friends on a night out. People assume you do have friends but by putting up too many pictures it may seem you're trying too hard to show you do have friends."
Nothing but group pictures: One of the more annoying things on dating apps is when every single photo is a group photo and you can’t work out who the person is.
Too many pictures: Balance is key. Just because there may be space, doesn’t mean you need to upload as many photos as physically possible. Four to five snaps should suffice.
Your first picture isn't of your face: The first picture has to be of the face. If you appear too far away or too blurry, they will automatically swipe you left.
Boring conversation starters: If you’ve finally got a match, now you actually have to talk to them. It can be hard coming up with a witty, memorable or original opener, and this is often where people become unstuck. Simple ‘hi’ may not always be right, ask them about their hobbies or favourite food etc.
Too many pictures of people of your preferred sex: While scrolling through a list of people who may be your potential new partner, it’s likely the last thing you want to see is them surrounded by what could be boyfriends or girlfriends.
Not writing a bio: Some people write their life story, others stick to emojis. The trick is to find a balance, but less is not more online, people need to know your basic information for them to swipe right....